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Today's Quilter provides a fresh take on traditional quilting with 100 glorious pages of projects, features, techiniques and news for intermediate to expert quilters. The quilt projects are exquisitely photographed, while technical features improve skills. There's quilting news, events to visit, designer profiles and quilt heritage, plus chat and fun from the quilting community.

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United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
13 Issues

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One moment we’re basking in the cosiness of Christmas, enjoying the glow of fairy lights, spending time with friends and family and staying safely tucked away in the warmth of our homes. The next, it’s back to the reality of the new year – I’m tempted to keep those twinkling lights up all year round as a reminder of good times to come. It’s always a little bittersweet when the festivities are over and life returns to normal, so what do you do once the tinsel’s been packed away and the tree’s dropping its needles? Unpack your fabric, rescue your sewing machine from wherever it’s been shelved to make space for the dining table, and start sewing! Carolyn Forster’s cover quilt is sure to lift your spirits with its mix of…

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in this issue, we’re delighted to feature…

Victoria Carrington MINDFUL APPLIQUÉ Stitch the final charming design in our seasonal cushion series. Put your appliqué skills to the test with this delightful, little robin on page 73. Nicola Dodd A MODERN TWIST Nicola takes inspiration from the iconic Patchwork of the Crosses in this machine-pieced beauty, using vibrant Moda fabric. See page 50. Lynne Goldsworthy SCRAP-FRIENDLY Who doesn’t love a project that’s perfect for showing off some of your most treasured scraps? Find our glorious cover quilt on page 22.…

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thoughtful details

THE BOOK LITTLE HOUSES Celebrated Japanese quilt artist, Yoko Saito, is back with a heart-warming collection of house-themed projects, inspired by her travels around Europe and Scandinavia. The 20 new projects – which include bags, wall quilts, sweet sewing storage and more – will show you how you to bring tiny towns, city skylines and sweet single dwellings to life in Ms. Saito’s signature combination of fabric and stitch. If you hurry, there might just be time to add it to your Christmas wish-list! Translated into English for the first time, Yoko Saito’s I Love Houses is available to purchase now. For more details visit www. shopmartingale.com THE FABRIC OLD ROSE Using elements from two of the most popular fabrics throughout Tilda’s 20-year history, the Old Rose collection sees the brand’s most beloved blooms come to…

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scrapbusting solutions

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR FREE GIFT! ANYTHING GOES! You can never have too many scrapbusting projects up your sleeve to make a dent in your stash when it starts to overflow. With 2020 just around the corner, it’s time to get thinking of some resolutions – and what a better way to kick off the year than to resolve to work your way through all those scraps you have stored up for ‘one day’? We’ve collated some of the most versatile and stash-friendly designs, from a log cabin variation, to star blocks, to a selvedges quilt, to help you along the way, no matter how small or misshapen some pieces may be. Packed with projects, tips and book recommendations so you can get to the very bottom of that basket, this beautiful…

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fresh picks

TIME TRAVEL Vintage makes Have you built up a stash of treasured vintage prints from your favourite decades? Perhaps you love 1960s bark cloth or 1940s floral prints, but you’re not sure how to use up all those small pieces in your collection. Fat Quarter Vintage takes each decade from the 1930s to the 1970s and suggests different projects ranging from draught excluders, needle cases and aprons to notebook covers and baby bibs. Looking for some last-minute handmade gift inspiration? There’s over 25 ideas to inspire that will evoke the style of days gone by and make gifts that are truly one-of-a-kind. Fat Quarter Vintage, Susie Johns, £12.99 www.thegmcgroup.com STAR STRUCK LAUNDRY BASKET QUILTS Drawing from her collection of antique quilts, Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts has created 17 stunning new quilt designs for her…

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diary dates

Treasured Threads, Unpicking Gunnersbury’s Quilts Until 12th January 2020, London This free exhibition takes an in-depth look at one of Gunnersbury’s most remarkable items – a pieced and appliquéd top created by a local Acton family in 1825. Other quilts from the museum’s collection will also be on display. See their website for the full programme of workshops and lectures running throughout the autumn/winter. Open Tuesday through Sunday. 10:00-16:30 / Free Gunnersbury Park Museum, Gunnersbury Park House, Popes Lane, London W5 4NH www.visitgunnersbury.org The Quilters’ Guild Region 2 Stash Sale 30th November, Surrey A chance to shop for quilt and sewing related items including fabric, notions, books, magazines, quilts, tops and UFOs. Free parking. 09:30-12.30 / £1 Guild members / £2 non-members The Old Barn Hall, Church Road, Bookham, Surrey, KT23 3PQ Jan 01372 453 801 Quilters’ Exhibition…